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Randi Becker

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Randi Becker
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Washington State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Randi Becker is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Becker attended Highline Community College. She went on to attend Green River Community College. Becker is a former realtor as well as a former flight attendant. She is also a retired Medical Administrator.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care, Chair
Higher Education, Vice-chair
Rules
Ways & Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Becker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Assuring state government works effectively & efficiently
Excerpt: "During the last four years, we have struggled with the worst economy since the Great Depression. State government has had to cut back, eliminate wasteful progams, and learn to work more efficiently. The Senate led the way to a bipartisan balanced budget -- but there is still more work to be done to get our government on a secure financial footing."
  • Creating jobs
Excerpt: "In the end, private businesses must create sustainable, long-term jobs. It's the role of state government to put in place a tax and regulatory structure that is fair and that encourages job growth. We cannot afford to chase away vital jobs in aerospace, high-tech and other growing industries."
  • Helping to educate and train Washington State’s next generation
Excerpt: "Washington's future lies in the hands of our youth…they are the next generation of technicians, small business owners, doctors and community doers. Yet, if we fail to properly provide them the tools to be competitive in today's global marketplace, we have failed. We need to return to local control where parents, teachers and administrators are united on teaching the students."
  • Affordable health care
Excerpt: "I worked in medical administration for 20 years and this is a subject I am passionate about. People must have health care. We need to address the rising cost of health care so that we may find viable solutions for those who are underinsured or not insured at all. We need to support a system that empowers patients, allowing them to choose the insurance carrier, types of coverage and/or physicians who will best serve them."

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Becker won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 2. Becker advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Bruce L. Lachney (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandi Becker Incumbent 56.8% 31,946
     Democratic Bruce Lachney 43.2% 24,286
Total Votes 56,232
Washington State Senate, District 2 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandi Becker Incumbent 40.6% 9,517
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce L. Lachney 40.6% 9,512
     Republican James E. Vaughn 18.8% 4,393
Total Votes 23,422

2008

On November 4, 2008, Becker was elected from the Second District of the Washington State Senate, receiving 32,244 votes.

Becker raised $201,024 for her campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Randi Becker (R) 32,244
Marilyn Rasmussen (D) 30,206

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Becker is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Becker raised a total of $462,757 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Randi Becker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 2 Won $234,975
2010 Washington State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $26,758
2008 Washington State Senate, District 2 Won $201,024
Grand Total Raised $462,757

2012

Becker won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $234,975.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randi Becker's campaign in 2012
Washington State Republican Party$41,000
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Washington$5,900
Pierce County Republican Party$5,000
2nd District Legislative Cmte$4,000
Washington State Residential Care Council$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$234,975
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Becker was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $26,758.

2008

Becker won election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $201,024.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[6]

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[7]

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[8] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[8] Becker missed 1 vote in a total of 1017 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[9]

2012

Becker proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $192.5 million, the 21st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[10] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Becker voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Randi Becker
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y Y N Y

Personal

Becker has been married for 36 years to her husband Bob. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Becker lives in Eatonville, WA.

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